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THIN LIZZY & PHIL LYNOTT: OUTLAWED

This is a fascinating and massively entertaining account of the life of Phil Lynott; a man whose talent is hailed universally but whose early life of poverty is less well documented. The programme seeks to address, with marked success, some of the unanswered questions. We're treated to a rare insight and even rarer interview by his mother Philomena, who speaks fondly of her famous son, ranging from her trauma in the early years to the devastation of finding him close to death just 37 years later; the revelations are incredibly moving and remarkably informative.

  • 2006